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Adil E Shamoo and David B Resnik

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195368246

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368246.001.0001

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Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

(p.167) 9 Intellectual Property
Responsible Conduct of Research

Adil E. Shamoo

David B. Resnik (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the history of the intellectual property and its ethical and legal foundations. The chapter provides an overview of the U.S. intellectual property system and discusses patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and ownership of research data. It also examines some key pieces of intellectual property legislation and intellectual property cases. The chapter also discusses some ethical controversies, such as patents on biological materials.Note: Nothing in this chapter should be taken as a legal advice. Engaging an intellectual property attorney is recommended in the event of contemplating issues related to a patents, copyrights, or trademarks.

Keywords:   intellectual property, ethical and legal foundations, intellectual property system, patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, ownership

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